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The future belongs to rye

Ryevolution unites Rye, Evolution and Revolution. What do the words stand for?

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Rye

Rye has excellent yield potential.

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Evolution

Rye shows high yield progress in hybrid breeding.

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Revolution

Rye is the best solution for current and future agricultural challenges.

Today rye is experiencing a renaissance.

That´s a smart development, because there are many benefits for this previously understimated grain. Rye is sustainable: It gets along better with dryness than other cereals. It´s deep root system provides the grain with sufficient water even during long periods of heat. It also grows on poorer soils and the yield per hectare of new hybrid varieties is at least equal to wheat. Rye is filling, aromatic and gives long-lasting energy. That is why rye is also very valuable crop for human consumption and should therefore be used more frequently.

High sustainability

Rye is stress tolerant to drought, lack of nutrients and pH in the soil. The demands on nutrient supply are lower than for triticale and wheat. Due to its unpretentiousness it is suitable for dry and light soils. Hybird rye is the most productive crop on both light and better soil. Overall, rye is characterized by low crop protection and nitrogen requirements. Another advantage of the robust grain is the pronounced winter hardiness. Rye stands for nutrient efficiency, yield stability and a healthy culture.

Rye in Feeding

Beneficial for the immune system

New findings on the feed value make rye also interesting for pig feeding. Rye contains a lot of fiber and fructans, which are converted in the pig's colon into organic acids such as butyrate. These acids have a positive effect on intestinal health and intestinal flora. This is good for the immune system, because its function is determined by the microbial composition of the intestinal flora. Butyrate also contributes to salmonella reduction and lowers the boar taint caused by skatole. An extensive field trial confirmed these results.

Rye promotes animal welfare

Rye promotes animal welfare, because the high fiber content makes the pigs well-fed for a longer time. The blood sugar level remains stable, well-fed pigs are more satisfied and more relaxed – and that with consistently high performance. In addition, fiber is good for the gastric mucosa, they prevent stomach ulcers.

Not afraid of ergot

Farmers used to be afraid to use rye for feeding, because of ergot toxin. Therefore, rye was used only in small amounts. However, the latest breeds of KWS with the PollenPlus® breeding system are only slightly susceptible to ergot. They produce more pollen pollinating the stigma, therefore the risk of fungi settlement is reduced.

So, let´s start the #RYEVOLUTION!